on productivity, novels, and realizations

Hey all! Things are going pretty well out in my neck of the woods, though I guess it’s been awhile since I worked on this post as, well, I started it in February. I had laryngitis around then, really nasty case, I sounded great. Now though? Depression is kind of kicking my ass.

But I’ve been hard at work these past few months! In fact, despite having fewer days, February has had more words written during it than January did. So I think that means I’m getting back into the swing of things. March was really great in terms of productivity as well – I even published Opus Crescendo! April has been a bit rockier because of conventions, depression, and various other things.

Productivity, novels, and realizations though. That’s the topic today. It’s pretty broad, and I’m pretty sure that I had other things in mind when I started writing this. Unfortunately, my short term memory is crappy and I didn’t write down what I intended to go through. So now you guys get today’s interpretation of this blog.
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Continuing Creative Work When Depressed

creativity-70192_1920Hey all! Things are going well, even though my joints are still achy as hell. I’ll cover my Camp NaNo wrap up at the bottom of this post.

This is a post that I’ve been wanting to write for quite awhile now. It’s one that’s close to my

heart because, well, it’s something that I’ve dealt with quite a lot. Especially in the last couple years. I remember hearing that ‘creativity and depression often go hand in hand’ throughout high school and sometimes even in college. I talk about it a little in ‘Creativity, Depression, and Self Worth‘ as well as ‘The Top 3 Things that Kill my Writing‘. Depression is something that directly impacts my writing. It has for a very long time.

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On Finding Perfection in Writing

perfectionHey all! I went from being behind on Camp NaNoWriMo to being ON TRACK. Like massively behind. It’s been an intense writing week. I hope this momentum keeps up! I’m making good progress on the serial outlines, one of them is completely outlined, another is started. I have good ideas for the novel ones as well. If all goes well, I should be announcing the ideas on my Patreon some time in early August.

And I’ve started working on short stories for submitting to literary magazines. I think I’m ready to put myself out there again, even if it’s a bit frightening. It’ll be a good learning experience no matter what.

Anyway, today’s blog is on perfection and how it relates to writing. And how I feel about the idea of perfection in writing. Last night, or rather this morning, I tweeted: A lot of writers wait around for that perfect idea, that perfect plot. But that perfection isn’t real. Just start writing. #amwriting.

And I’m still standing by that.

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